best dog days

At d’Verse Poets today, Toni invites us to write about the “dog days” of summer…
 

not gonna miss ‘em

our dog days are over

weather cools to 80’s

summer humidity drops

we can breathe again
 

heat made us both pant

my sweet silly Lily girl

husky-lab fur face friend
 

her final breaths labor

humidity of tears drop

105 fevered body cools

my dog’s days are over

oh, how i miss her !
 

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Lily: faithful friend, walking partner, and quite possibly the best dog ever!

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mishunderstood
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 18:34:28

    I am so sorry about your beautiful dog. A beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

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  2. writerwannabe763
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 16:19:55

    Oh I’m so sorry Lynn. Our pets are so special aren’t they? Diane

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  3. Madeleine Begun Kane
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 14:10:53

    Such sadness, beautifully conveyed!

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  4. katiemiafrederick
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 23:51:05

    Oh.. to feel humans as
    furry Dog DAY
    friends.. oh to
    be a Social
    Animal aGain..
    withOut
    Fear
    of Love..
    A Pets Death
    is most allWays
    a remindEr
    of WHO
    WE reAlly
    are as human
    Beings finAlly
    Equal in LOVE..:)

    Reply

  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 16:57:43

    This makes me ache–I’ve lost 3 wonderful dogs and still have two–but losing them is the hardest thing ever. They teach us so much about unconditional love. Lily–a beautiful name for a beautiful dog.

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  6. Abhra
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 14:54:39

    I had a dog too and the whole family couldn’t accept her passing – your lovely tribute brought back some memories Lynn.

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  7. Gabriella
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 17:08:36

    You used the feelings of dog days as experienced through a dog most efficiently and the twist at the end is very poignant.

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  8. Grace
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 17:03:03

    What a lovely and sweet tribute Lynn ~ Love the picture & backstory ~

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  9. Hannah Gosselin
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 16:17:29

    Oh…my heart utterly breaks. I’m so sorry, Lynn for your loss. ♥

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  10. Constance Ann Morrison
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 15:15:35

    So sorry you’ve lost Lily.

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  11. Glenn Buttkus
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 15:10:43

    A lovely imaginative tribute to dog days, combining pathos with heat index. All of us who have lost a canine family member fully empathize with your message; sending white light, hugs, & a tub of ice ASAP.

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  12. kanzensakura
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 14:55:43

    Oh Lynn, I am so very sorry about the loss of lovely Lily. I am sitting here crying for both of you. Bless your sweet heart and her’s.

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  13. claudia
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 14:40:01

    oh i’m so sorry for the loss of your dog… i had one when i was a teen and he was such a friend as well

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  14. Mary
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 14:23:11

    Oh, this is so sad, Lynn. You have given a totally different slant on ‘dog days.’ I am so sorry for your loss. I know how empty days can be without such a friend.

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